In the riveting suspense drama, CHAPPAQUIDDICK, the scandal and mysterious events surrounding the tragic drowning of a young woman, as Ted Kennedy drove his car off the infamous bridge, are revealed. Not only did this event take the life of an aspiring political strategist and Kennedy insider, but it ultimately changed the course of presidential history forever. Through true accounts, documented in the inquest from the investigation in 1969, director John Curran and writers Andrew Logan and Taylor Allen, intimately expose the broad reach of political power, the influence of America’s most celebrated family; and the vulnerability of Ted Kennedy, the youngest son, in the shadow of his family legacy.

Starring:  Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Jim Gaffigan, Clancy Brown

Runtime:  1 hr. 41 mins.

Rating:  PG

Genre:  Drama/History/Thriller


Thursday, May 24 @ 2 p.m. only

Tuesday, May 29 @ 2 p.m. only

Friday, June 1 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 5 @ 2 p.m.  & 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 6 @ 2 p.m. only

Thursday, June 7 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.


Pricing:  Adult $11.50, Senior $9.00



Marlo is a New York suburbanite who’s about to give birth to her third child. Her husband, Ron, is loving and works hard, but remains clueless about the demands that motherhood puts on his wife. When the baby is born, Marlo’s wealthy brother hires a nighttime nanny named Tully to help his sister handle the workload. Hesitant at first, Marlo soon learns to appreciate all that Tully does — forming a special bond with her new, lifesaving friend.

Starring:  Charlize Theron, MacKenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, Ron Livingston

Runtime:  1 hr. 36 mins.

Rating:  14A

Genre:  Comedy/Drama


Friday, June 8 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 9 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 12 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 13 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.


Pricing:  Adult $11.50, Senior  $9.00


The Seagull

One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly, and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life. Adapted by Tony-winning playwright Stephen Karam (“The Humans”) from Anton Chekhov’s classic play and directed by Tony-winner Michael Mayer (“Spring Awakening”), THE SEAGULL explores, with comedy and melancholy, the obsessive nature of love, the tangled relationships between parents and children, and the transcendent value and psychic toll of art.

Starring:  Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll, Elisabeth Moss, Mare Winningham, Jon Tenney, Glenn Fleshler, Michael Zegen, Billy Howle, Brian Dennehy

Runtime:  1 hr. 39 mins.

Rating:  PG

Genre:  Drama


Thursday, June 14 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 19 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 20 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.


Pricing:  Adult  $11.50, Senior  $9.00

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The Woodsmen

Something is wrong in Slender Valley. When residents start to go missing in the vast forests, Park Ranger Sherman, and Deputy Ranger Lewis take on the chore of leading search expeditions. But someone knows more than they are letting on and Slender Valley can’t keep it’s secret forever… or can it? 

The Woodsmen is a 20 minute short horror film produced by Five Year Plan and Vantage Point Media House. It is the second short horror to come from this team, the first being “Mercy” which garnered outstanding critical acclaim and traveled the globe at film festivals from Canada, to the US, to Russia. The Woodsmen is as local as it gets with cast and crew all coming from the Bay of Quinte area, and all of our locations in the Bay of Quinte area as well.


This is a free event open to the public and we look forward to showing the community that big things are happening here.


Reserve your free tickets here:



Friday, June 22 @ 7 p.m.


Throwback Movie Monday – June

Admission $2.00    Time:  7:30 p.m.


Mrs. Doubtfire

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

Starring:  Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan

Runtime:  2 hrs. 5 mins.

Rating:  PG

Genre:  Comedy/Drama/Family

Showing:  Monday, June 4 @ 7:30 p.m.


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Almost Famous

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.

Starring:  Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson

Runtime:  2 hrs. 42 mins.

Rating:  14A

Genre:  Adventure/Comedy/Drama/Music

Showing:  Monday, June 18 @ 7:30 p.m.


The Empire Theatre is the home of the Quinte Film Alternative. 

QFA films run every second Wednesday. All screenings are at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Matinee’s are $9.00 and Evenings are $11.00, general admission. Student tickets are $5.50. Please visit for more information and membership details.

Upcoming Films:

Wed. April 25 – Call Me By Your Name

Wed. May 9 – Cardinals

Wed. May 23 – Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool

Wed. June 6 – Porcupine Lake (Members only – one showing @ 7:30 p.m.)